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>>vying for votes. especially from independent voters. president obama and mitt romney are in denver tonight for the first presidential debate. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. sandra endo has our top story from denver. >> weeks of preparation will be tested on the stage in a matter of hours. how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away?
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> > govegornrn romney has toake ee debatat about the president's economic policy. the president has to do different from that. he has to make the debate about the choice between himself and the governor romney. pressing him about specifics. >> the debate is not about winning. >> the opportunity for him to talk directly to the american people without the filter. telling them about his plan for the next four years. >> obama advisers are also spending. reminding voters that the president's day drop has interfered with practice sessions. both candidates know that every question comes. fumbles can be costly. >> after tonight's debate voters will get a chance to see them
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square off two more times. >>you can watch tonight debate streaming live on meantime, a conservative news outlet has re-released video of a speech barack obama gave during his presidentical campaign in 2007. in the speech obama accuses the federal government of failing predominately minority victims of hurricane katrina. local communities were required to come up with matching funds for federal dollars. a policy that was waived for victims of 9-11 in new york and hurricane andrew in florida. >>where is your dollar? makes no sense. tells me that the people down in new orleans they do not care about as much. the speech was covered by the major networks in 2007. obama's remarks are not new but conservatives say his words were racially charged. they accuse the president of turning on and off the race issue to fit the occasion. obama's campaign says releasing the video is a transparent
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attempt by romney's allies to change the subject from romney's recent comments about the 47 percent. >> former president clinton is out campaigning for mr. obama. he said obama and harris said a bad economy and is making strides to get america back on track. >> and manufacturing jobs are growing for the first time since the 1990's when i came up here. we have a quarter of a million people more working in the automobile industry working alone because of the restructuring which the president's opponenet opposed.
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>> passengers claimed they were told to brace for a crash landing. some are wondering if there really was a ferret. threat. >> for class fliers are beginning to book trips on different carriers. >> it is on safe in the oppositionunsafe in the up position. >> everything shows satisfactorily so we will get back to you. >> the flight that did not make it to it's destination. the plane turned around 10 minutes
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into the flight. the plane eventually touched down safely at dfw. >> a cannot strike. they cannot do a walk out. the employees have been treated so badly for so long. >> on tuesday the company reported a third flight experienced less seats. the same aircraft experienced a similar problem on a flight to miami a boeing 757 diverted to new york saturday when three seats came loose. >> a company spokeswoman says american is evaluating seats. the faa is looking into the incident. yesterday in american flight from chicago to london made an unscheduled landing in ireland after a passenger
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reported a smoky older parentodor. >> i fly international. they're treating the pilots badly. all of the main unscrew. i think they have had >> since then the pilots have been engaging in a slowdown that has led to more than 1000 cancellations. >> i have always had great success with them. a lot of direct flights. >> they're not too concerned with their safety. >> the perception of being in a car is safeless safe than being ina a plane. >> the fate of the company is what is at stake. >> i am exercising that choice. this is my last flight of
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american. >> the pilots union may continue negotiations. a former chicago bear accused of trying to buy cocaine and marijuana is due in court today on new charges. sam hurd was a receiver for the bears when he was arrested last season on charges he tried to set up large-scale drug buys. authorities say he accepted more than two pounds of cocaine from an undercover officer. then while living in texas this summer. authorities say hurd tried to have a cousin arrange a deal to buy an even bigger supply of cocaine and pot. he'll appear in federal court in dallas today on those new charges. the owner of an animal rescue facility must undergo psychological evaluation and give up many of her animals. authorities raided dawn hamill's facility in the southwest suburbs in february 20-11. they found two dead animals and removed more than 100 others from the site. hamill was found guity of eight counts of violating her owner's duties and acquitted of two counts of cruel treatment. hamill was sentenced to a year probation, an eight thousand dollar fine and 30 days in the cook county sheriff's work
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alternative program. for now, hamill is only allowed to keep five personal animals. >>cook county will continue to hold burials for the needy in a cemetery with a history of trouble. county commissioners have approved a new, pricier contract with homewood memorial gardens cemetery. the cemetery was caught stacking remains and leaving caskets in a chapel for several days last year. the new county medical examiner says the cemetery has made some improvements since then. this new deal will cost the county nearly 200 dollars more, per burial. the increase in price stems from new standards prohibiting the stacking of bodies atop one another and establishing specific distances between burial plots. >>no new negotiations are scheduled in the teacher strike that began earlier this week in evergreen park. about 150 teachers and 60 support staff are on strike in evergreen park district 124. classes are canceled for more
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than 18 hundred students in four elementary schools and one junior high school. union officials say monday night's talks ended when the boards representatives threatened to not allow students to make up school days lost to the strike, or pay teachers for those lost days. the ballots are in and we could learn the results of the chicago teachers contract vote as early as today. some union officials say they expect a majority of members to approve the contract. the agreement would give teachers a base salary increase of three percent next year and two percent raises in the following two years. the deal also sets guidelines for teacher evaluations tied to student test scores. the school board votes on the contract october 24th. a massive marijuana field discovered near the bishop ford expressway is being harvested by police today. the pot has an estimated value of 7-to-10 million dollars. wgn's nancy loo has more from the far south side.
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>> other city workers are harvesting one of the biggest marijuana fields ever found in the city of chicago. up close there is no mistaking what has been growing. enough cannabis to cover to fulfil its. likely over 1000 plants. a helicopter crew made the big find. >> a lot of it we could not see because it was underneath the tree is. >> some of the plants are 10 ft. high. >> we do not have of room to
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grow something within this seclusion. this would have to be one of the biggest ones i would think. >> there's a little camp that was set up where there was a watchman's hitting. sitting. >> their harvesting the plants today. >> we fly over it quite a bit. >> and have made it a number of smaller fines. this is a big one. and i'll take a lot of drugs off the street. it will take
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a lot of drugs off of the street. still to come: a major overhaul at city hall. mayor emmanuel announces an entire new ethics board. coming up next. a new lawsuit has been filed in the penn state sex abuse scandal. and just ahead, the search for jimmy hoffa. what investigators found when they tested i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth!s. m uuele
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mike mcqueary testified that he walked in on sandusky molesting a boy in a locker room shower in 2002. and he was the only witness to provide testimony that the penn state administration had been made aware of serious allegations against sandusky. mcqueary's lawsuit says the university's actions have irreparably harmed his reputation and his ability to earn a living. he's seeking four million dollars in damages. >>jimmy hoffa's disappearance will continue to be a mystery. as the latest investigation into his whereabouts came up empty. authorities looked into whether the former teamsters boss might be buried beneath the driveway of a home near detroit. they took samples of soil on friday, but the test results show no sign of human remains. hoffa disappeared in 1975. >> to report out today says 162,000 workers were added to payrolls in september. that is more job creation and a sign that the job market is perking
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up. here is more evidence that it is getting better. according to the labor department the unemployment was down in august. homeowners are letting the record low mortgage rates. mortgage applications climbed to the highest levels in more than three years. more people are refinancing their homes. rental apartments are not being snatched up as quickly. low mortgage rates are making buying a home a lot more attractive. you may catch more than they could deal on fish. as the weak economy led to less work?
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government is reporting that it felt. kids are expensive. it proves that the weak economy as her enthusiasm for having kids. those who are being hurt by the economy cannot afford to start a family. live at the new york stock exchange. >>still to come this midday: a new study about a popular supplement and whether or not it helps prevent colds. and later in lunchbreak we're learning about a new food trend, "new nordic cuisine" we're making norwegian salmon in aluminum foil.
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>>it's the nation's largest
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parochial school system. how is chicago's massive catholic school system faring in these tough economic times? the answer might surprise you. wgn's julian crews has been looking into that issue.. he's live in our newsroom. julian? >>to some extent chicago's massive catholic school system appears to have benefitted from the problems at cps. the superintendent of catholic schools reporting that enrollment at the elementary school level is up. but depending on private donations in these tough economic times isn't easy. and the end result is pastors devoting more time than ever to fuundraising. >>how can they afford it? >>that's how we make these programs survive >> families are hurting. layoffs and unemployment have certainly taken their toll >> the economy is having an effect on them. we try to keep
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tuition and of the services at a reasonable rate. >> they have had to fill in gaps providing tutoring and other support services at the center. the extra help has benefited students. >> our teacher is always here on tuesdays and thursdays. he is willing to help us. >> to keep these services calling the pastors have gone into fund raising overdraftive. >>they send us a note >> of those $50 taxed at up. that is how we make these programs survive.
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>> the big shoulders fund raises millions of dollars for the catholic school system. 60 percent of all of the students that go to catholic schools come from families that are on some form of public aid. the doors are closing or will soon on four chicagoland y-m-c- as. facilities in waukegan and vernon hills will close on october 31st citing declining memberships and financial troubles. after shutting down a facility in grayslake, the y-m-c-a of metropolitan chicago closed its austin center on monday due to its deteriorating facility and low enrollment. a spokesperson for the group
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stated financial pressure was not a factor in either of their closings. each y-m-c-a group operates independently with its own board of directors and nonprofit status. >>next: the financial struggles of inner city catholic schools. also just ahead: a new clinical study about a popular supplement and whether or not it helps fight colds. and, mental health experts weigh in on the idea of internet addiction and how much time online is too much.
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>>mayor rahm has dumped all members of the chicago ethics board and replaced it with his own team. the moved is aimed at giving the board more teeth to go after after corrupt aldermen and other city workers. wgn's robert jordan is live at city hall with more on the story. >> their reputation of being a do nothing showcase board. the mayor dumped that seven member panel. you appointed a brand new board based on recommendations. the task force has recommended and called for a new stronger board. with the power to punish violators. they developed a reputation for being flaccid and never bring charges to a cinder aldermen. some older men. single alderman.
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>> i think these are very worthy proposals for serious consideration. i think it is a good sign that after all of these years we are finally listening to people fighting for reform. >> the fact that it has been disbanded in my mind gives us a fact to look at what they have done. so we do not make the same mistakes. >> i think the mayor is totally within his right to appoint some new people. i have not seen who he has appointed. i'm looking
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forward to seeing who is on wellesz. the list. >> the mayor's campaign was on the proposition that he would >> there are a set of guidelines and updates to the ordinance. having a fresh start and a new beginning. >> if you keep your nose clean and keep the interest of the taxpayers, you should have nothing to fear. >> the city council plans to
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take up the next recommendation next week.
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>> today we kind of offer in the '60s. for the columbus day weekend. there may be a snowstorm in the far upper midwest. we will show you that
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in a moment. this is the view outside. that little weather system has been raining for days. finally sunday loper of energy and clouds of tear. up here. we're going to warm up dramatically. 56 degrees by the evening. the weekend we will spend in mid november temperatures. 87 percent of the last decade's worth of octobers have seen '80s. we bring warm fan. by late in the day we start
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pushing them out of here. cooler air comes into a big part of the country. there's another push of cool air that will come in. a lot of commotion going on out west. we have winter storm watches in northern minnesota. a lot of wind expected in this transition. iran will not be
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continued. this is the way our model predicts the evolution of the atmosphere. by midnight a couple of sharks around. by morning we expect this cloud cover to move out of here. the first showers are coming with a cold front. they come in the afternoon. this is not a big grain producing system. a temperature of 61.
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these are updated every 30 seconds with direct internet links to all of our 180 weather stations all over the area. the fall colors of and then through the fog and rain. the forecast is for a warm day with scattered afternoon showers. we'll get into this coming up. we will show you some of these temperatures. we will also show you where the snow is going to come down. sporadic light showers affecting half the metro
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area. we look for temperatures to go down to 56. tomorrow opens mostly sunny but gets warmer in the early afternoon. before some thunderstorms. >>an average of 10 70 degree days from this point on.
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time for today's trivia. on this day in 1873, american etiquette columnist and author emily post was born. how did she define etiquette in her book in 1960? a. ceremonial procedures b. consideration for others c. as a synonym for "correct" the answer still to come this midday! i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth!
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>>time for sports. jake peavy's run with the sox has been nothing short of eventful. from a back muscle tearing off the bone to a solid, if not statistically great
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2012, he's been a pro. the question now is if last night was the end of his run. he's a free agent now. jeff manto says of course we should bring him back! sox went up in the top of the 9th in cleveland. peavy still on in the bottom of the inning and gives up the game-tying 2-run homerun to travis hafner. they go extras, 2 outs, 2 on in the 12th. cleveland's jason donald, off nate jones ball game. 4-3 the final, sox have lost 11- of-15. the finale is tonight. the cubs playing the final night game a wrigley this season. no score with the astros in the second. chris volstad gives up a solo home run to jason castro. the cubs get shut out by the worst team in baseball for the second day in a row. three- nothing. the season finale is this afternoon, right here on wgn. the former cubs who got hit in the head during his first at- bat, finally got his second chance. adam greenberg signed a one- day contract with the miami marlins, and pinch- hit against the mets last night. he struck out in three pitches but still got a standing ovation. the bulls had their first practice yesterday but they wont
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have a ton more before their first preseason game. they play the grizzlies on tuesday. still, i imagine tom thibodeau will squeeze, in these limited days of practice, what most coaches do in a month. he's got a lot of work to do. a brand new bench mob to get acclimated and of course, he has to do it without his coach-on-the-floor available. >> on happy with him for walking away from the offensive coordinator. he was asked today if he would have an easier time with the public if there were not so many cameras. >>it wouldn't be bad. 6 years ago it was not like that. so many media outlets. competitition is so great it makes it so hard. everyone is looking for a story.
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in medical watch a lot of dietary supplements don't have the scientific evidence to back up their health claims. government investigators purchased 127 different weight loss and immune boosting supplements online or in retail stores across the country. they found that 20 percent of the supplements carried labels that made illegal claims to cure or treat disease. the report concludes that consumers may not only be wasting their money.. they could also be endangering their health if they take a supplement in place of a drug, believing it will have the same effect. if you take vitamin d supplements to ward off the common cold. it's probably not helping. vitamin d is believed to play a key role in immune function. but a new clinical trial suggests that even high doses of it won't help you avoid colds
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flu, and other upper respiratory tract infections. the researchers report study participants who took large monthly doses of vitamin d developed just as many infections over an 18-month period as those who took a placebo. the number of teenagers who drink and drive has dropped by half over the past two decades. nine out of ten high school students, age 16 and over, who were surveyed by the c-d-c last year said they did not drive after drinking alcohol. but the c-d-c report points out that nearly one million teens still did drink and drive last year and many of them took part in binge drinking. more than two thousand teens are killed in car crashes each year and many of those deaths are alcohol-related. >>internet addiction may soon be classified as a mental illness. the american psychiatric association is expected to add internet use disorder to the newest edition of its diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. internet use disorder. as proposed for the d-s-m would include a broad range of troubling behaviors such as preoccupation with online gambling, and withdrawal symptoms when computer use is denied.
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?@vñ my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. in today's lunchbreak a quick and easy one-dish meal!. we're making poached norwegian salmon with stewed vegetables. chef harald osa heads the norwegian food culture foundation in oslo. he's joined by nutritionist kate geagan. >>i think it is wonderful for people to eat good food that
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tastes good and is good for you. >>this is part of the nordic diet. a lot of root vegetables. whole grain bread. >>we nordic diet is where health and taste intersect on your plate. >>norwegian salmon is one of the secrets. we are not consuming enough seafood in the us. very
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nutrient rich foods. the protein is helping with muscle building. >>that to me looks unhealthy. >>the sauce is water from the vegetables and a little bit of milk. >>here comes the salmon. this is farm raised.
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>>slightly salted water. leave it in for a few minutes. it flakes nicely. this is beautiful. people are not familiar with farm raised fish. look how juicy it is. >>a lot of americans sort of panic about cooking fish quickly in a way the kids are going to like. >>very easy to do. when you look at the fish. it grows in cold water. when you see the white lines, this is omega 3 fatty acid. >>look for those white lines.
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>>that is where the health resides. when you are at the store ask the fish monger. fish has to be labeled with country of origin. >>fresh norwegian salmon does not smell fishy or taste fishy. a very fun recipe to do with the kids. >>you just cook it all in there. >>smoke norwegian salmon with barley. it is wonderful. >>we are going to have all of the recipes on our website.
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>>it is a lot easier to give thema a fish that has a little firmer consistency. a wonderful recipe. >>harald osa and kate geagan, thanks so much for joining us. for today's recipe, or to watch the segment again, log on to wgn tv dot com slash midday.
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time now for the answer to today's trivia question. we asked: on this day in 1873, american etiquette columnist and author emily post was born. how did she define etiquette in her book in 1960? a. ceremonial procedures b. consideration for others c. as a synonym for "correct" the answer: b. consideration for others >>we always practice here. especially when we introduce tom
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skilling. >> mother nature could be a little more considerate for us. a little rain going through. we need the rain. we have been pretty dry around here. it is warming up to our west. look at the temperatures drop. that warm weather is coming our way tomorrow. 38 degrees cooler than 28 hours ago. that is cool air. the warming is being restrained by the cloud cover. it feels a little heavy up there. the water temperature at 65. the jet stream gives rise to the big changes this weekend. see the
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storm developing has all of this starts taking place. they little disturbance going through today. is out of here by the morning. the cold front bringing those thunderstorms but later in the day. this is the snow forecast right there. first time this year that we have had a system that has laid down this kind of snow. fifties' on saturday. 49 on sunday. 57 the columbus day. >>thank you


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